The Who's Who Colorado Article Archive

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The Ultimate Waste Solution
Spring/Summer 2020

Ever since he was a kid, Colorado native George Gavrilis wanted to drive a big truck. The moment he first sat behind the wheel of a redbox+ truck, with its patented, one-of-a-kind combination dumpster and portable toilet, he knew he’d found…

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New View From Above
Spring/Summer 2020

In 2012, Michael Lallier, President of Colorado-based Lallier Construction, Inc. (LCI) and Western Architectural Metals, made a conscious decision to transform his role from working contractor to deliberate business owner. With this newfound…

Rising to New Heights
Spring/Summer 2020

Like the mythical phoenix rising from the ashes, Phoenix Masonry rose from the devastation of the Great Recession of 2008. “When the market fell that year, my dad, Steve Crook, lost his masonry company. My sister, my mom and dad and I all went…

Polished Workmanship
Spring/Summer 2020

All West Surface Prep is in the business of providing anything that old or new concrete needs, explains Chuck Wagner, Owner and President. “We focus on old concrete, and we have all the latest tools for surface prep,” Wagner says.

Relationships That Last a Lifetime
Spring/Summer 2020

MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS thrives on complex, challenging projects. “These jobs take a tremendous amount of effort and research and are personally extremely rewarding,” says President Jason Golden.

A Fusion of Resolve & Resilience
Fall/Winter 2019

While Imperial Welding & Repair LLC in Aurora, Colorado, is a relatively new company, open since 2015, its owner and founder is an old soul when it comes to welding. Jesus Alfaro learned the craft of welding at the age of 18 when he took a…

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Experience Counts
Fall/Winter 2019

For Tom Kahn, the President of Kahn Construction Corporation, of Centennial, Colorado, diversified experience is what sets his company apart from other contractors. “That’s one of the things that makes us uniquely different,” Tom says. Since…

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Creating Living Bronze
Fall/Winter 2019

From his studio nestled in the foothills near Loveland, Colorado, Victor Issa stands before a mound of clay. Wielding many of the same tools used by Michelangelo and Rodin, Issa deftly transforms the lifeless clay into a form that appears to…

Concrete Inspiration
Fall/Winter 2019

It’s not hard to describe beauty in Colorado’s front range of the Rocky Mountains. Finding inspiration—for anything—can come easily after that. The family-owned company of C & L Development Corp. (C & L) strives to create its own kind of beauty…

Cut for Success
Spring/Summer 2019

In 2000, Russ Thompson started a concrete cutting company to serve clients throughout Colorado and Wyoming. He named it Russ T. Diamonds, Inc., because that seemed appealing. “As a low-profile guy, I didn’t want a company with my name on it,…

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Brokering Your Business
Spring/Summer 2019

After 16 years of owning Clear Creek Mechanical LLC in Henderson, Colorado, a commercial HVAC business, Brad Ramig began entertaining the idea of selling his business, but he wasn’t sure where to start. He didn’t even know what price the business…

Paving the Way
Spring/Summer 2019

If you look up the word “velocity” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first definitions you’ll see are “quickness of motion” or “speed.” Velocity, it seems, is a fitting name for the Denver-area concrete company that is rapidly making a…

Comprehensive Fire Protection
Spring/Summer 2019

Impact Fire Services, LLC (Impact Fire), a full-service fire protection company, provides installation, maintenance, monitoring and retrofit of fire safety systems throughout the United States. Although the enterprise prides itself in self-performing…

Making Denver Home
Spring/Summer 2019

Relationships, team building, familiarity, experienced guidance, togetherness, family. These values are more than the welcoming environment that JVP Contracting & Consulting LLC (JVP) hopes to create for its employees and customers. They are…

Cutting a Deeper Legacy
Fall/Winter 2018

Cutting concrete is not for the unskilled, particularly when associated with critical infrastructure, such as dams, bridges and highways.

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Problem-Solving Pros
Spring/Summer 2018

Square one. A blank slate. A fresh start. For many, this is the preferred place to begin a project.But not Joe Morris.

Long May It Wave
Fall/Winter 2018

From houses of government to tailgate parties, flags are everywhere. National flags, state flags, school flags and even business flags snap and flutter around us every day. Americans love their flags, and that love has created a steady market—one…

The Customer Service Engine that Could
Fall/Winter 2018

Family-owned and -operated McComb Plumbing has been serving the Denver community from the same location and phone number since 1989. The impetus for the business occurred two years earlier, when Patrick “Pat” and Loretta McComb arrived home…

Smaller, Faster, Better
Fall/Winter 2018

After working at one of the largest firms in the nation for the better part of two decades, Ray Hallquist and John Todd sought a nimbler approach to general contracting. In April 2017, they started HPM Contracting in Centennial, Colorado,…

A 360° View of Success
Spring/Summer 2018

or the past two decades, Vectors, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Colorado, has provided cutting-edge equipment, services and technology to the surveying industry. This includes sales and rental as well as high-tech training and ongoing education…

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Form and Function Meet Works of Art
Spring/Summer 2018

Tradition and innovation work side by side at Z-Craft. The Golden, Colorado-based company is known for quality roofing and siding, but Z-Craft is also known for its expertise in architectural metal.

Creating Flawless Outdoor Living
Spring/Summer 2018

Taking the reins of a manufacturing firm that works closely with the construction industry provides its own unique set of challenges, but nothing that Jessi Gentile, Managing Director of Denver-based Flame DesignZ LLC, can’t handle.

Scottish Window Tinting has Windows Covered
Spring/Summer 2018

When you look at a building, what do you see? Do you see the curvature of the roof, the columns, the walkway? Or do you look at the landscaping? For a select few, their gaze goes to the windows. And not just for the form, but for the function.…

Denver’s Trusted Source for Commercial Renovations
Spring/Summer 2018

What does it mean to be a premier general contractor? For Platinum Renovations & Consulting, it means delivering consistently superior services at extremely competitive rates. The company specializes in turnkey renovations for multifamily, retail,…

New View From Above
Fall/Winter 2017

In 2012, Michael Lallier, President of Colorado-based Lallier Construction, Inc. (LCI) and Western Architectural Metals, made a conscious decision to transform his role from working contractor to deliberate business owner. With this newfound…

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It's a Gas
Fall/Winter 2017

Colorado has mountains, skiing, beautiful national parks and many other natural wonders that draw people from around the country. It also has radon—and plenty of it.

Fighting Fire Without a Sweat
Fall/Winter 2017

Humans have been building fires for tens of thousands of years. But when it comes to putting them out, a lot of people are still stuck in 1874—the year the first automatic sprinkler system was invented.

From Master Mechanic to Creative Craftsman
Fall/Winter 2017

Mike Duran takes “big risks” and is all about diversifying products and services. The 41-year-old Owner of Insight Products and Services has been evolving his business ideas since he struck out on his own about 12 years ago.

Carrying on a Colorado Legacy
Fall/Winter 2017

In 1892, Pueblo, Colo., was one of the biggest and most prosperous cities in the state, thanks in large part to its position as an industrial and manufacturing center as well as a supply town for the farming and agricultural communities of the…

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A Family’s Recipe For Success
Spring/Summer 2017

Sometimes you have to take a leap. Not blindly, but guided by experience and determination. For Maria and her husband Dave Smith, the decision to leap into the realm of small business ownership was based on their years of experience and strong…

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Boxing, Barricades and Business
Spring/Summer 2017

Duran Charles Hill Jr. has an exceptional skill to puzzle out complex problems. In his youth, that talent helped him find ways to defeat opponents in a boxing ring and win collegiate-level chess and Scrabble championships. As an adult, he’s…

More Than a Comeback
Fall/Winter 2016

Colorado Barricade Co., founded in 1970 as a family-owned business, grew and was then sold in 2000 to Houston-based Highway Technologies Inc.; but in 2013, that national company went out of business, literally overnight, leaving over 700 devastated…

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